by Ben Brittain
The Birmingham Economic Review 2020 is produced by City-REDI / WM REDI, University of Birmingham and the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce, with contributions from the West Midlands Growth Company.
Its authors are Ben Brittain from City-REDI / WM-REDI, University of Birmingham and Emily Stubbs, from the Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce.
It is an in-depth exploration of the economy of England’s second city and is a high-quality resource for organisations seeking to understand Birmingham to inform research, policy or investment decisions. Below Ben Brittain outlines the report’s findings and surmises the economic outlook for the city, before and after the pandemic.
Before the emergency health crisis and subsequent government imposed lockdown, Birmingham’s economy was growing healthily.
In 2018 Birmingham total GVA was £29bn, followed by the next highest, Solihull, at £9.8m, and Coventry at £9.5m. GVA across the Greater Birmingham a...